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"Poor work life balance, good as a earlier career employer, but not once you have family."

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Saint Paul, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits, lots of new technology. Work with really sharp people. Giving program is great.

Cons

Starting as an industry hire, I've always worked as part of a team and it has hurt me here. While I've stepped up to do some of the grunt work for the team, I've been moved around and fail to get promoted. There's very little control over when your personal life dissappears to ship the product. Massive re-orgs can tear effective teams apart.

Advice to Management

Get rid of stack rankings.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Review system promotes employees being unjustly labeled for good or bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Access to technology, working with the best and brightest, fast paced changing environment, tough problems to solve, opportunities to do new things.

    Cons

    Leadership, review model promotes employees being unjustly labeled to meet a curve & budget, bias exists -- enginneering favored over business/operational roles. Business is too often seen a "non-core".

    Advice to Management

    1. Focus on empowering women through executive sponsorship...enable just as many women to take on big challenges in unchartered territory as men. 2. Change the review model to a project based review model to promote cross group collaboration, innovation and limit silo'd execution.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, depends on which team you have worklife balance

    Cons

    Middle management get tangled in office politics a lot

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